All posts by Patrick Simms

Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

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Some One-Stop Shops Are Better Than Others

To a planner, a CVB is more than just a list of meeting services, it is a group of people who deliver those services with a certain disposition and personality.

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When it comes to site selection, SMERF planners face a balancing act in designing an event that is both attractive and affordable to members.

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When it comes to site selection, SMERF planners face a balancing act in designing an event that is both attractive and affordable to members.

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Beyond the Window Dressing

An artfully conceived theme brings the corporate message to life.

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Beyond the Window Dressing

An artfully conceived theme brings the corporate message to life.

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An Expanding Convention Scene Up and Down the Coast

The Golden State’s colorful destinations include San Francisco, San Jose, Anaheim and San Diego, where convention center upgrades are planned.

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An Expanding Convention Scene Up and Down the Coast

The Golden State’s colorful destinations include San Francisco, San Jose, Anaheim and San Diego, where convention center upgrades are planned.

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A Destination Designed for Rewarding Experiences

Orlando can be a desirable meeting destination from a reward perspective, whether or not the program is an incentive.

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A Destination Designed for Rewarding Experiences

Orlando can be a desirable meeting destination from a reward perspective, whether or not the program is an incentive.

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The Art of Building Enterprise-wide Buy-in

A strategic meetings management program acknowledges the stake that the entire company has in meetings.

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The Art of Building Enterprise-wide Buy-in

A strategic meetings management program acknowledges the stake that the entire company has in meetings.

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It’s About the Experience, Not Just the Room Rate

A destination’s true value is proven only after attendees experience the city and planners experience the group service.

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It’s About the Experience, Not Just the Room Rate

A destination’s true value is proven only after attendees experience the city and planners experience the group service.

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Follow These Signposts to Maximize Engagement

Planners who facilitate interactive strategies will prevent their sales training sessions from running off the road.

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Follow These Signposts to Maximize Engagement

Planners who facilitate interactive strategies will prevent their sales training sessions from running off the road.

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Las Vegas Is on a Convention and Renovation Roll

It’s all a numbers game in Las Vegas, and the numbers for meetings and conventions couldn’t be more impressive: The city was named the No. 1 trade show destination in 2013 for the 20th consecutive year.

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Las Vegas Is on a Convention and Renovation Roll

It’s all a numbers game in Las Vegas, and the numbers for meetings and conventions couldn’t be more impressive: The city was named the No. 1 trade show destination in 2013 for the 20th consecutive year.

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Exhibition Planning Executives Put New Trends and Tactics Into Practice

Many factors can influence show growth and performance, but the primary one is the vitality of the target industry.

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Exhibition Planning Executives Put New Trends and Tactics Into Practice

Many factors can influence show growth and performance, but the primary one is the vitality of the target industry.

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